European Capital of Culture 2025 in Slovenia


In 2025, Slovenia will host the European Capital of Culture (in Slovenian: Evropska prestolnica kulture (EPK)) for the second time, after Maribor in 2012 (cf. Maribor, European Capital of Culture 2012).

In December 2020 the European Capitals of Culture Expert panel announced that the city of Nova Gorica has been recommended for the European Capital of Culture 2025 title in Slovenia.

In the year 2025, Chemnitz will be a European Capital of Culture in Germany.

The first round of the ECoC 2025 selection

After evaluating applications from six competing cities a panel of 12 independent experts recommended in March 2020 the shortlist of four cities: Ljubljana, Nova Gorica, Piran and Ptuj (the other two cities in competition were Kranj and Lendava-Ledva).

In the pre-selection round in Germany five cities were short-listed: Chemnitz, Hannover, Hildesheim, Magdeburg and Nurnberg.

The winning city Nova Gorica ECoC programme

The city of Nova Gorica has developed a joint cross-border programme with a neighbouring Gorizia in Italy.

Other ECoC candidates programmes

The online presentations and news about the ECoC 2025 programmes by individual candidate cities:

Ljubljana ECoC Programme

Piran-Pirano ECoC Programme

Ptuj ECoC Programme

Kranj ECoC Programme (not shortlisted)

Lendava-Lendva ECoC Programme (not shortlisted)

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Articles in category "European Capital of Culture 2025 in Slovenia"

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